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Full fathom five thy father lies

Language: English

Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
[Ding-dong.]1
Hark! now I hear them, - ding-dong bell.


Translation(s): DUT FIN FRE FRE GER GER IRI ITA ITA NOR SPA

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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lidy van Noordenburg) , "Vijf vadem diep", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy de Pourtalès)
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (David Paley) , "Voll Faden fünf", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Tuo padre giace a una profondità di cinque tese", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Andrea Maffei) , no title, first published 1869
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Arild Bakke) , "På fem favner", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Par cinq brasses, ton père gît

Language: French (Français) after the English

Par cinq brasses, ton père gît,
De ses os le corail est fait ;
Ce sont les perles qui étaient ses yeux :
Rien de lui qui ne soit périssable,
Mais subit le flot marin qui le transforme
En quelque chose de riche et étrange.
Les nymphes marines sonnent son glas chaque heure :
Ding, dong !
Écoutez ! maintenant je les entends, ding, dong, dong !


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Based on
  • a text in English by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in The Tempest, Act I, Scene 2 DUT FIN GER GER IRI ITA ITA NOR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Godfrey Edward Pellew Arkwright, Frederic Ayres, Joseph W. Baber, John Banister, Barney Childs, Robert Convery, Brian Dennis, John Linton Gardner, Steven R. Gerber, Daniel Gilliam, Trevor Hold, John Ireland, Charles Edward Ives, John Jeffreys, Robert Johnson, J. Frederick Keel, Purcell James Mansfield, Frank Martin, Daniel Gregory Mason, Robert Matthew-Walker, Peter Anthony Monk, Michael Nyman, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir, Roger Quilter, Kaija Saariaho, Igor Stravinsky, Joseph Summer, Michael Tippett, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Charles Wood. Go to the text.

 

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